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Freeman Family Farm Granted Sesquicentennial Status

11/10/2021 @ 8:00 am

The Cook County Farm Bureau would like to congratulate board member Roger Freeman and the Freeman Family. The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently designated Freeman Family Farm located in Boone County, in the Cherry Valley area, as a Sesquicentennial Farm!

Family Farm and Food Bytes

11/09/2021 @ 9:30 am

Is Your National Coffee Day Cup Filled With US-Grown Coffee? Not Likely, But That Could Change – The U.S. consumes and imports more coffee than any other country in the world. But could a nation full of coffee drinkers ever grow a significant portion of its own here? Maybe. (USA Today)

Pumpkin Fun Facts

11/08/2021 @ 12:35 pm

Genetic Engineering Has Helped to Save Crops and Benefit Farmers and Consumers

11/08/2021 @ 8:00 am | By Carrie Steinweg, Freelancer

Genetic engineering in agriculture was developed by scientists in the 1970s and from those modifications came changes to some of the foods we eat today. The process of creating a crop with genetically modified organisms (GMO) traditionally involves four steps.

MWRD Commissioner to be Appointed to EPA Post

11/06/2021 @ 1:00 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau has learned that Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner Debra Shore will be appointed to head the Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, one of the country’s largest offices overseeing air, water, and land pollution issues in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Crop Destruction Social Media Videos

11/06/2021 @ 10:25 am

This summer, the Illinois Farm Bureau began hearing from farmer members and staff about videos circulating on social media that appeared to show farmers destroying their crops. They were dubbed as the “crop destruction videos”. The Illinois Farm Bureau social media and public relations staff worked with the Illinois State University’s Social Media Analytics Command Center to investigate and gain insights into these videos.

IAA Foundation boosts Cook County Farm Bureau Ag Literacy with Grants

11/06/2021 @ 8:25 am

County Farm bureaus and other Ag literacy coalitions in the state of Illinois are the local delivery system of agricultural information to students and teachers. The IAA Foundation recently distributed $630,000 to these organizations to further their mission.

Summer 2022 Internship

11/05/2021 @ 11:25 am

Ag in the Classroom program is offering a summer internship to a college student majoring in Agriculture Education or Ag Communications.

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